May 28, 2013
Galaxies Club Presents
Dear friends, our new meeting with Harry Dresden is on horizon!
"Fool Moon" is a 2001 contemporary fantasy novel by Jim Butcher. It is the second novel in "The Dresden Files", which follows the character of Harry Dresden, present-day Chicago's only professional wizard.
The premiere of "Fool Moon" is a great occasion for the third meeting of the Galaxies Club!
We expect you at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th!
In the company of friends, fans and fresh drinks we will talk about the amazing fantasy series written by Jim Butcher and other wonders of the genre.
Swinging Hall will give shelter to our enthusiasm once again. During the event all fantasy and science fiction books will be sold for a discounted price! https://www.facebook.com/events/258197484319679/
May 20, 2013
Presentation of the Book
Colibri Publishers and Radio and Community for personal development Change Wire are pleased to invite you to the premiere of "PLANET OF HAPPINESS" (Words for Meditation) by Lubomir Rosenstein, including short yoga nidra (yogic sleep), aimed at equilibrium regaining, balance of energies and knowledge of individual cinema, led by the author.
May 20th , 6.30 p.m., Sofia
Helikon Bookstore - Sofia, 4 "Tsar Osvoboditel" Blvd. / lobby of the Grand Hotel Bulgaria /
May 21st , 6 p.m., Plovdiv
Helikon Bookstore - Plovdiv Center, 29 "Knyaz Alexander Battenberg" Str.
May 22nd , 6 p.m., Varna:
Ciela Bookstore - Varna, Festival Centre
"Planet of Happiness: Words for Meditation" is a book about our inner strength and its source deep within each of us. Lubomir Rosenstein, NLP and yoga master with extensive experience in altering states of consciousness, revives the magic power of words, known from ancient times, in order to change mental states and bring us to peace, balance, light and confidence. This is a book that gives support and inspiration when you walk down a dark, tough stretch of road. "Planet of Happiness: Words for Meditation" is a book for new, exciting and distant horizons. It is also a book about the psychology of domestic cinema.
Lubomir Rosenstein has been researching Western and Eastern approaches to the inner world of man for more than 20 years and uses language as a tool for encouragement, motivation and change. Amongst his teachers are the co-founder of NLP Richard Bandler and the internationally renowned hypnotist Paul McKenna.
In 1996-97 Lubomir Rosenstein led the first NLP workshops in Bulgaria. He is the Founder of the Radio and Community for personal development Change Wire – www.changewire.info. In this unique and inspirational book he not only describes his own journey to inner freedom but also helps his readers to consciously master their own reality and to embrace new, effective, exciting directions in their life.
May 20, 2013
Elizabeth Kostova Presents Philip Roth
Dear friends, we invite you to share with us an evening devoted to the work of one of the greatest writers of our time - the living classic of modern American literature, Philip Roth!
Philip Roth is the most decorated American writer of his era. Two of his works of fiction have won the National Book Award; two others were finalists. Two have won National Book Critics Circle awards; again, another two were finalists. He has also won two PEN/Faulkner Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 1997 novel, American Pastoral. In 2001, The Human Stain was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year. In 2002, he was awarded the National Book Foundation's Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Literary critic Harold Bloom has named him as one of the four major American novelists still at work, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Cormac McCarthy. His 2004 novel, The Plot Against America, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2005 as well as the Society of American Historians’ prize. Roth was also awarded the United Kingdom's W.H. Smith Award for the best book of the year, an award Roth has received twice. He was honored in his hometown in October, 2005 when then-Mayor Sharpe James presided over the unveiling of a street sign in Roth's name on the corner of Summit and Keer Avenues, where Roth lived for much of his childhood, a setting immortalized in The Plot Against America. A plaque on the house where the Roths lived was also unveiled. In May, 2006, he was given the PEN/Nabokov Award.
In the cozy atmosphere of "Petnoto na Rorschach" in Sofia we will introduce the newest Roth’s book, "Indignation", which has just been published in Bulgarian. Nevena Dishlieva-Krasteva, translator of the novel, will tell us a few words about her work on the text; Elizabeth Kostova, a writer, will speak about the importance and overall contribution of the author to contemporary literature; Joseph Shamli, an actor, will read a short excerpt from "Indignation" to let us capture the spirit of the book. Welcome to honor one of the greatest writers of our time!
May 20 th, 7 p.m., "Petnoto na Rorschach" - Sofia, 8 Hristo Belchev Str.
May 18, 2013
Mario Vargas Llosa Meets Bulgarian Readers
Dear friends and fans of the famous Spanish-Peruvian author and Nobel Laureate in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa! Now we have a great opportunity to meet and talk with him here, in Bulgaria.
On May 17th 2013 Mario Vargas Llosa will be bestowed the title Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Vargas Llosa’s visit is to take place under the patronage of the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria with the cooperation of Cervantes Institute, Colibri Publishers and Hermes Publishers.
On May 18th, Saturday, Vargas Llosa will meet readers and journalists in the University’s Aula 65. The event is open to the public!
You will also meet Juan José Armas Marcelo – Spanish writer and Director of recently created "Mario Vargas Llosa" Department of "Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes" Foundation.
We expect you on Saturday, May 18th ! Time and venue:
11:00 to 13:00 Aula 65 of "St. Kliment Ohridski", free admission.
May 16, 2013
Mario Vargas Llosa on a Visit to Bulgaria!
The Spanish-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, whose deeply political work vividly examines the perils of power and corruption in Latin America, will be awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". On this occasion, the prominent Spanish-language author will arrive in Bulgaria in May 2013 with the support of the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria.
Mario Vargas Llosa (1936) is defined as the writer with the most comprehensive work of Spanish language and the most important figure in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of XX century. The works of Mario Vargas Llosa, a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language, earned him prestigious awards for literature, including "Cervantes", "Prince of Asturias" and in 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised Vargas Llosa for "his cartography of the structure of power and his trenchant images of the individual resistance, revolt and defeat".
Vargas Llosa is the author of seventeen novels translated into almost all languages. His first work "The City and the Dogs", published in 1963, attracted the attention of readers and critics, and immediately brought him fame. His extensive literary work includes books and essays. The writer has worked as a writer and journalist, and many of his novels have been filmed.
His residence in Bulgaria coincides with the publication by Colibri Publishers of the novel "Captain Pantoja and the Special Service" - sharp satire on bureaucracy and militarism, the recent novels "The Dream of the Celt" and "Lituma in the Andes" and his essayistic book, "The Civilization of the Spectacle." Along with these works published up to now readers can get acquainted with other novels by Vargas Llosa, translated into Bulgarian - "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter", "The Feast of the Goat and "Who Killed Palomino Molero?".